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Ross McKenrick '75


Now for the hard part of the notes. Ross McKenrick, who some of us have known since Calvert first grade (or was it “Pilot Class”?), lost his wife, Chris, this past year, after her long fight with cancer came to an end. Remarkably, both Roth and Chris attended Colston’s party. John writes: “We had the good fortune to host Ross and Chris at our home in Hunt Valley for a couple of nights around the party. We were amazed to learn many of the details about Chris’ 12-year battle with a dreadful illness. Fast forward to this winter, and the news got particularly difficult for them. The treatments had stopped working. Chris went home to be with the Lord on Valentine’s Day. I feel very fortunate that Ross was able to stay in touch and keep us in the loop. I flew up to Providence in the beginning of March to attend the memorial service in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Ross was amazing as he pretty much MC’d the entire service before hundreds of friends and family.”

A couple of lines jumped out at me from Ross’ memorial service invitation which someone forwarded to me. “Do know that Chris is amongst all of us — now, next Saturday and onward.” And a kicker: “As far as dress is concerned, wear what you will be comfortable wearing, but remember Chris was always styling.”

reported by Joe Hooper '75


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